Torn-off balloon tip of Z-5 atrial septostomy catheter

Teiji Akagi, Yoshifumi Tananari, Yasuki V. Maeno, Wakako Himeno, Jun Furui, Masahiro Ishii, Hirohisa Kato

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Creation of atrial communication was performed in a newborn with critical aortic stenosis. After the success of the initial creation, balloon atrial septostomy using Z-5 catheter was performed. When catheter was pulled back, the tip of the balloon was torn off. This experience could be considered as noteworthy when using this catheter in patients with unusually thick atrial septum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-503
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Aortic stenosis
  • Balloon atrial septostomy
  • Complication
  • Newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Akagi, T., Tananari, Y., Maeno, Y. V., Himeno, W., Furui, J., Ishii, M., & Kato, H. (2001). Torn-off balloon tip of Z-5 atrial septostomy catheter. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 52(4), 500-503.